Hitler Mocking Dog enrages the nazis...well, my dog does the same thing!

Hitler-mocking dog enraged Nazis

 

PS...my Jack Russell Terrier...does the same paw-lifting !


 

 

BERLIN -- Germany's Nazi government was so angry about a dog trained to imitate Hitler that it started an obsessive campaign against its Finnish owner, according to newly discovered documents. 

In the middle of World War II, the Foreign Office in Berlin commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to gather evidence on the dog, and even came up with plans to destroy the pharmaceutical wholesale company of the dog's owner.

Historians had not been aware of the strange footnote to the Nazi period before some thirty files containing parts of the correspondence and diplomatic cables were recently found by a researcher at the political archives of the German Foreign Office.

Klaus Hillenbrand, an expert who has written several books on the Nazi period, was contacted by the historian and examined all of the documents for an article to be published Saturday in daily newspaper Die Tageszeitung.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Hillenbrand called the entire episode "completely bizarre."

"Just months before the Nazis launched their attack on the Soviet Union, they had nothing better to do than to obsess about this dog," Hillenbrand said.

The dog, Jackie, was a mutt owned by Tor Borg, a businessman from the Finnish city of Tampere. Borg's wife Josefine, a German citizen known for her anti-Nazi sentiments, dubbed the dog Hitler because of the strange way it raised its paw high in the air like Germans greeting the Fuehrer with a cry of "Heil Hitler!"

On January 29, 1941, German Vice Consul Willy Erkelenz in Helsinki wrote that "a witness, who does not want to be named, said... he saw and heard how Borg's dog reacted to the command 'Hitler' by raising its paw."

Borg was ordered to the German embassy in Helsinki and questioned about his dog's unusual greeting habits. He denied ever calling the dog by the German dictator's name, but admitted that his wife called the dog Hitler. He tried to play down the accusations, saying the paw-raising had only happened a few times in 1933 -- shortly after Hitler came to power.

Views: 320

Comment

You need to be a member of ConsimWorld to add comments!

Join ConsimWorld

Comment by Lisa Scheer on January 8, 2011 at 6:42pm
You are too funny!
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on January 8, 2011 at 6:41pm

One of my friends in the Netherlands explained what the Hitler salute really means:

 

"My dog can jump this high!"

Comment by Lisa Scheer on January 8, 2011 at 6:30pm
If he would only raise his paw higher! LOL!
Comment by Chris Gammon on January 8, 2011 at 3:00pm
Beautiful dog!
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on January 7, 2011 at 10:17pm
Comso is too cute to be a good Nazi.

Help Center

Latest Activity

Otto Harkaman posted a photo

Starfire scenario I

Setup Starfire scenario I, on my game table with whiteboard to record ship system status.
6 hours ago
Bowen Simmons updated their profile
12 hours ago
Mike Raymond replied to Donald Egan's discussion Looking for OCS vassal opponents in the group Vassal War Game Players
"Please consider joining a new concept game. WW2 Global Conflict You can play using Vassal. In fact…"
yesterday
Mike Raymond joined Charlescab's group
Thumbnail

Vassal War Game Players

A group for sharing and creating vassal log files of games to share with othersCharles CabellSee More
yesterday
Mike Raymond replied to Mike Raymond's discussion Looking for a few good men...
"Here is the Player Manual for this game. File Download as pdf"
yesterday
Mike Raymond replied to Mike Raymond's discussion Looking for a few good men...
"Here is the Web Site for the game: http://ww2globalconflict.webs.com"
yesterday
Mike Raymond commented on Mike Raymond's blog post Calling all WW2 board gamers!!
"Web Site for WW2 Global Conflict is http://ww2globalconflict.webs.com"
yesterday
Otto Harkaman posted an album

SPI Fast Carriers

Zuntzu module of SPI Fast Carriers
Thursday

Groups

Events

Members

CSW Related Links

© 2020   Created by John Kranz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service